Gilles K. Kouassi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department Chemistry
Western Illinois University
Office: 108 Currens Hall
Office Phone: (309) 298-1727
E-Mail: or


      Department Chemistry
      108 Currens Hall
      1 University Circle,
        MACOMB, IL 61455

 Courses Taught

  • Chem 571, Advanced Physical Chemistry (Theoretical Physical Chemistry)
  • Chem 375, Physical Chemistry II (Quantum Chemistry)
  • Chem 374, Physical Chemistry I (Thermodynamics, Kinetics, Equilibria)
  • Chem 370, Physical Chemistry of the Life Science
  • Chem 202,  Inorganic Chemistry II
  • Chem 201,  Inorganic Chemistry I
  • Chem 101, General Chemistry

  • Food Materials Research: Phase / State Transition, Reactions Kinetics, and Emulsion Stability
  • Nanoscale Encapsulation of Bioactive and Functional Ingredients
  • Non-thermal Food Processing : High Pressure and Ultrasonic processing
  • Structure Analysis of biomolecules
  • Nanomaterials and Biosensors
  • Analysis of flavonoid and polyphenol antioxidants in plants, and fruits.
     Expertise                                      Publications

  •  M.S. in Food Science (1998),
        Major: Food Chemistry
        Minors: Analytical Chemistry-Organic Chemistry (integrated)

  • International Business Acumen (2002)
         From Helsinki Business Polytechnic

  • Previous Employment
      Penn State University, USA - University Park, Postdoctoral Research Scientist
    • July 2006-July 2007: Department of Food Science
    • March 2004-June 2006: Division of Food Engineering